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File #: 15-3409    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING AND CONGRATULATING THE CHICAGO CRUSADER ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2015 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/20/2015 Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AND CONGRATULATING THE CHICAGO CRUSADER ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, The Chicago Crusader turns 75 years old in 2015; and WHEREAS, The Chicago Crusader was founded by Balm L. Leavell, Jr. in Chicago in 1940; and WHEREAS, in 1968, Dorothy R. Leavell assumed the responsibilities of publisher and editor of The Chicago Crusader, a role she continues to fulfill; and WHEREAS, Dorothy R. Leavell's accomplishments as editor and publisher of The Chicago Crusader include rehabilitating its facilities and modernizing the production process; and WHEREAS, Dorothy R. Leavell was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on October 23, 1944. She was the valedictorian of her Merrill High School class of 1962 and, after relocating to Chicago, attended Roosevelt University; and WHEREAS, Dorothy R. Leavell was elected president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in June of 1995 for a two-year term and was re-elected in June...
Sponsors: RICHARD R. BOYKIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING AND CONGRATULATING THE CHICAGO CRUSADER ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

WHEREAS, The Chicago Crusader turns 75 years old in 2015; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago Crusader was founded by Balm L. Leavell, Jr. in Chicago in 1940; and

WHEREAS, in 1968, Dorothy R. Leavell assumed the responsibilities of publisher and editor of The Chicago Crusader, a role she continues to fulfill; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy R. Leavell's accomplishments as editor and publisher of The Chicago Crusader include rehabilitating its facilities and modernizing the production process; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy R. Leavell was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on October 23, 1944. She was the valedictorian of her Merrill High School class of 1962 and, after relocating to Chicago, attended Roosevelt University; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy R. Leavell was elected president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in June of 1995 for a two-year term and was re-elected in June 1997 ending her term in 1999. During her tenure, she increased the visibility and international stature of the organization; and

WHEREAS, in June of 2006, Dorothy R. Leavell was elected Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation; and

WHEREAS, as a member of the NNPA for more than forty-two years, Dorothy R. Leavell has served in various other capacities including as assistant secretary, a member of the board of directors, and as treasurer, a post she held as for ten years; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy R. Leavell has often been honored and recognized for her philanthropic and civic contributions. A recipient of many awards, she was honored with the Winnie Mandela Endurance with Dignity Award; the Operation PUSH Family Affair Award; the Humanitarian Award from the Council on African Affairs, among many other honors; and

WHEREAS, for 75 years The Chicago Crusader has reported the news without fear or favor and been a community resource for news repo...

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